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For Immediate Release

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Raquel Guillory, 410-576-6357
rguillory@oag.state.md.us

Former Maryland State Trooper Sentenced to Nine Months in Jail for Theft and Misconduct in Office

BALTIMORE, MD ( February 1, 2010) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that former Maryland State Trooper Andrew A. Mohan, 37, was sentenced to nine months in the Prince George’s County Detention Center for felony theft and misconduct in office. The sentencing follows Mohan’s conviction on December 3, 2009, on two counts of felony theft of money from the Maryland State Police (MSP) and five counts of misdemeanor misconduct in office.

Judge Albert W. Northrop imposed identical, concurrent sentences for the two counts of felony theft from the Maryland State Police (MSP). Specifically, Mohan was sentenced to three years, with all but three months suspended, to commence immediately. Judge Northrop found the misdemeanor involving dissemination of confidential criminal records information to be the most egregious of the misdemeanor charges and sentenced Mohan to two years in jail, with all but six months suspended, to be served consecutively to the three months imposed for the first count of felony theft. Additionally, Mohan must serve three years of supervised probation and pay a total of $3,330 in restitution to the MSP.

Mohan, formerly assigned to the State Police Forestville Barrack, stole $3,330 from the MSP by working two private security jobs, unauthorized and unknown to MSP, on occasions when he was simultaneously on paid duty. In addition, Mohan three times abused his official police powers to, without legitimate law enforcement purposes, access and disseminate restricted criminal records information and motor vehicle registration information guarded in State and federal data systems.

The case was indicted and prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Criminal Division following a joint investigation by the Maryland State Police Internal Affairs Division and the Maryland State troopers assigned to the Attorney General’s Criminal Division. In making today’s announcement, Attorney General Gansler thanked Assistant Attorney General Kate O’Donnell for her work on the case.

   

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